Instagram is no longer just a photo-sharing platform. With the introduction of all sorts of new features in recent years, people can now use the social media app to make all kinds of video content, whether it be short TikTok style videos in the for mo Insta reels or longer videos like YouTube in the form of Instagram TV (IGTV). Hence, it is pretty much clear that the parent company Facebook aims to make the platform THE hub for sharing videos of every kind.
There has been a massive growth in the number of videos posted on the platform, which has made it easy for the users as well as the creators to engage through video content. The introduction of reels and IGTV have made it simple for users to watch their favorite creators without the trouble of changing platforms to watch the videos. As over 1 billion users spend around 30 minutes on average every month, Instagram offers a great opportunity to creators as they can now use the platform to showcase their creativity uniquely through various video-sharing features.
With the growth in the number and variety of video content on Instagram, the wish to download Instagram videos offline to either share them on other social media platforms or to view them offline also grows.
There must have been times when you liked a video on Instagram and desired to save it to your collection or to share it on other social media platforms with your friends. But, unfortunately, Instagram in spite of having so many features to offer to users, still doesn’t have any feature that allows users to download images or videos directly. Not only private videos but videos created by creators or influencers also can’t be downloaded directly from Instagram.
So, in this guide, we’ll be discussing 4 Ways to Download Instagram Videos, which are much simple and easier to follow:
- Screen Recording an Instagram Video
Let’s start with the easiest way to capture an Instagram video on your smartphone or PC. Your device must have had a screen recorder app for a long time but, you must never have thought of using it to save an Instagram video. Yes, you heard it right! You can use a screen recorder app and start recording the video you want to save. While recording a video make sure that your device is in flight mode as you might get interrupted by notifications or calls. In addition, one more drawback that screen recording faces is that as the entire screen of the device gets captured, the main video ends up occupying only a small area of the screen. Therefore, we included other ways that’ll enable you to download Instagram videos easily. Read on!
- Downloading an Instagram Video through a Web App
Most people are aware that Instagram videos can only be downloaded through additional third-party apps. But, if you are not sure which app to use or find it complicated to download a separate app for downloading Instagram videos, this is the perfect way for you. Whether it be your Smartphone or PC, you can use this method simply on any device. All you will need is just a browser to search.
Firstly, you need to search for ‘Instagram Video Downloader’ on the selected browser and you’ll be provided with a list of web apps in the form of search results. You just need to pick up a web app that you find useful. Secondly, you need to copy the link to the Instagram video. Finally, you will need to open the web app, simply paste the link, and tap on ‘Download’ to download your video. Boom! Your Instagram video is saved on your device.
- Downloading an Instagram Video on PC
The video’s link and a good Instagram video downloader are the only two things that you’ll require to download Instagram video on your PC. In most cases, private videos cannot be downloaded easily but, still, some shady platforms are there in the market using which you can download private Instagram videos. But, we would not recommend using such platforms as they use some shady software that may put you in trouble in the future. Apart from private videos and stories, a good downloader helps you to download Instagram videos that are publicly available easily. Here’s how you can download Instagram videos on PC:
- Open your Instagram and log into your profile.
- Go to the search page, click on the search bar, and type the account name from where you want to download the video.
- Open the profile, scroll down, and search through the video thumbnails.
- Once you have spotted the thumbnail of the video you want to download, click on the video.
- Click on the three dots present on the top right corner above the video.
- Select ‘copy link’.
- Open your Instagram video downloader tool and paste the link you copied into the URL box.
- After pasting the URL, a download option or button will appear on the screen. Click on it and your download will start automatically.
- ● Once the download is complete, you can find the video in your PC’s Downloads folder.
- Downloading an Instagram Video on a Smartphone (Android/iOS)
Downloading Instagram videos on your smartphone is the same as downloading an Insta video on your PC. The only thing that is a little different from PC is that for downloading an app you need to go to the PlayStore or the AppleStore and choose an Instagram video downloader from the plenty of options available. The next steps are just the same as in the case of a PC. After the video is downloaded, you can find it in your gallery under the ‘Downloads’ folder.